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Our researchers and scholars pursue hows and whys; their discoveries impact how we live, work and understand our world.

Our world-renowned partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory make East Tennessee a hub for solving pressing global problems.

The life of our university is colored by creative cultural activities and research: by literature, art, music, film, and every variety of performance.

These multi-media profiles give an up-close and personal look at our top scholars as they discuss impacts and outcomes of their research projects.

Our areas of expertise reflect world-class research and creative activity that elevate our students and advance the frontiers of knowledge.

Recent Stories

Big Science, Stories »

Power Suit

The sharp-dressed man of the future might wear clothes that generate electricity.

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Shaping the Future, Stories »

A Model of Efficiency

New software tools speed up the development of wind turbine blades.

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Answering QUESTions, Stories »

Street Politics

Discrimination is still causing roadblocks when it comes to renaming streets for civil rights pioneers.

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Shaping the Future, Stories »

Doing the Math

An undergraduate investigates a solution to growing feral cat populations.

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Answering QUESTions, Stories »

Drawing on the Past

Prehistoric paintings and carvings illustrate some deep thinking.

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Answering QUESTions, Stories »

Moving Experience

A complex mix of intangibles attract travelers to African cultures.

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Shaping the Future, Stories »

Planning a Positive Life

Appalachia’s geography, poverty, and culture conspire to put HIV patients in jeopardy.

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